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KLEM News PM Update June 16, 2010

(LE MARS)–A business Highway 75 business is now owned by a Le Mars couple.

The new owners of the Super Wash Car Wash in Le Mars are Tom and Lori Schuch.

The Schuchs  plan to freshen the look of the business and will make upgrades in equipment.

The business will be operated 24 hours a day as it has been and will continue with a couple of part-time employees. They’ve owned the business since about mid-May.

A grand opening is planned in the near future. The Super Wash was built in Le Mars in 1989.

(LE MARS)–About 15 percent of Plymouth County’s voters decided Republican and Democratic races in the Primary Election.

Deputy election commissioner Cheri Nitzschke reported 2,513 votes, including those counted after the June 8 primary.

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Nitzschke made the report when Plymouth County Supervisors reviewed election results Tuesday. Supervisor Craig Anderson said the cost of the election was about $6.63 a vote. The election expenses totalled $16,624.

Twenty-four voters chose to register on election day. Election Commissioner Stacey Feldman says three voters at the Akron precinct used a machine for voters with specialized needs. It was the first Plymouth County use of the election equipment.

(ORANGE CITY)–A Sioux Center man was injured in a one-vehicle accident seven miles northwest of Sioux Center early Sunday morning.

The Sioux County Sheriff’s office reports 19-year-old David Bruxvoort was driving a car east on Sioux County road B-30 when his car went onto the shoulder of the road, into the ditch and rolled several times.

Bruxvoort was thrown from the car and walked to a nearby residence for help. He was taken to the Sioux Center hospital by Sioux Center Ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

The accident is still being investigated

(STORM LAKE)–A northwest Iowa man was seriously injured on the Little Sioux River near Sioux Rapids Saturday.

According to information released by the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s office, several people in canoes stopped at a sand bar one mile from the LIttle Sioux River bridge.

Authorities report 32-year-old Scott Leininger of Royal dove into the river water but did not realize it was much shallower than he thought. Leininger severely injured his neck and head area and showed signs of paralysis. Two of the canoeists paddled against the current to get to the Little Sioux Boat ramp to get help.

Rescue personnel in two flat bottomed boats brought Leininger to the boat landing area near the Little Sioux River bridge. He was taken by air ambulance to a Sioux Falls hospital. Information about his condition is not available.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) Authorities say no one was injured when a small plane with three people on board made a belly landing at the Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City.

Officials say the twin-engine Piper Cheyenne, with a pilot and two passengers, made an emergency landing at 8 a.m. Tuesday after a problem with its landing gear.

Airport Operations Manager John Backer says Wednesday that the plane was flying from Omaha, Neb., to northwest Iowa when an indicator warned of a problem.

Backer says the pilot contacted the Sioux City airport and did an “excellent” job of landing on the runway. He says there were sparks and smoke but no fire.

Backer did not have the names of the pilot and passengers.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.

(Copyright 2010 by Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has expanded his presence in two states pivotal to presidential politics, setting up fundraising operations in Iowa and New Hampshire.

The state-based political action committees announced Wednesday allow him to raise and spend money on behalf of Republicans running for state and local office. The assistance could pay dividends to Pawlenty if he runs for president in 2012. Iowa and New Hampshire traditionally open the nominating process.

Pawlenty is leaving office after his second term ends in January. He insists he hasn’t decided whether to try for the White House, but his frequent travel and stepped-up party building point in that direction.

The two state fundraising committees share the name of Pawlenty’s federal Freedom First PAC, which he launched in 2009 to pay for travel and help congressional candidates. 

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) Authorities say a rural Council Bluffs man died after the mower he was driving rolled off an embankment and pinned him.

The Pottawattamie County sheriff’s office says deputies were called to the scene shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Sgt. Dwayne Riche says the man had apparently just started mowing when the accident happened. Riche said a passer-by saw the overturned mower and discovered the man underneath.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) Waterloo police say a liquor store clerk shot and killed two suspects during an attempted robbery.

Police responded to an alarm at the East 4th Liquor Store just before 2 a.m. on Wednesday. The officers arrived to find two people wounded.

Police Chief Dan Trelka says the clerk shot the suspects, who were armed with a rifle and a handgun.

Police say one suspect, Robert Bolden, of Waterloo, died at the scene. The second suspect, Antonio Sproles, also of Waterloo, died later at Allen Memorial Hospital.

The clerk’s name was not released.

Capt. Tim Pillack says he doesn’t anticipate charges being filed against the clerk.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) Muscatine police have identified a man who died after he was stabbed at an apartment following a domestic dispute report.

Police say officers found 27-year-old Michael Manuel Amonegro, of Muscatine, shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday. He died at a hospital.

Police say Amonegro’s wife and her sister were at the apartment, where the sister lives.

Muscatine County Attorney Dana Christiansen says the investigation is ongoing, but no arrests have been made and no charges have been filed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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